Mardi Gras, or “Fat Tuesday” is traditionally celebrated in the Cayman Islands on the Public Holiday (usually Ash Wednesday). The majority of Cayman residents do not have to work on Ash Wednesday. This, together with the perfect weather that often accompanies this time of year in the Cayman Islands make it a perfect excuse to flock to the beaches, and spend time on the water for sun, sea, sand and good times!
The tradition of Mardi Gras arose with the celebrations and revelry that followed a day of feasting on rich, fatty foods and drinking to excess on the day before what is traditionally the start of a fasting period in many cultures; Lent. Many countries continue to evoke the tradition and dress in costume, wear masks, and of course wear and trade beads. It really is an excuse to party, eat, drink and be merry.
In Cayman the biggest celebration occurs at Kaibo, where they host a Mardi Gras event, usually a party on the beach not to be missed. It has been a must-attend feature in the local calendar for many years. The traditional method of travel is – BOAT. This year, Kaibo Mardi Gras is 13 February 2013.
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